Green Bay Packers: The Complete Illustrated History by Don Gulbrandsen, LeRoy Butler

By Don Gulbrandsen, LeRoy Butler

The Packers are global champions once more, and eco-friendly Bay Packers: the whole Illustrated heritage is the final word, authoritative examine this storied and loved activities franchise. as well as supplying a accomplished background of the workforce and in-depth profiles of its maximum stars, the ebook good points greater than two hundred infrequent and iconic pictures in addition to chalkboard diagrams of key performs from staff heritage. It tells of the legends who've outlined the Packer legacy for greater than eighty years, from Bart Starr to Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers, Ray Nitschke to Reggie White to Clay Matthews, Curly Lambeau to Vince Lombardi to Mike McCarthy.

This absolutely up-to-date 3rd version highlights the team's victorious trip to tremendous Bowl XLV and comprises profiles of the most recent Packer stars.

Chock jam-packed with stats and tales, eco-friendly Bay Packers is a e-book that no Packer fan probably want to be with no.

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Green Bay Packers: The Complete Illustrated History

The Packers are global champions once more, and eco-friendly Bay Packers: the entire Illustrated historical past is the final word, authoritative examine this storied and liked activities franchise. as well as delivering a accomplished background of the staff and in-depth profiles of its maximum stars, the booklet positive factors greater than 2 hundred infrequent and iconic photos in addition to chalkboard diagrams of key performs from workforce heritage.

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The Packers lost the game 10–7, but more than 12,000 spectators filled Borchardt Field, home of the minor CHARLES “BUCKETS” GOLDENBERG Guard, Fullback 1933–1945 That Charles “Buckets” Goldenberg ever played in the NFL was amazing considering he was born in Odessa, Russia. But he fell in love with the game after immigrating to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a child. Goldenberg played fullback at the University of Wisconsin, and Curly Lambeau put him to work as a back after signing him to the Packers. Goldenberg was a solid runner and pass catcher his first few seasons in Green Bay, but his career blossomed in 1936 when he was converted to guard at the recommendation of Mike Michalske—himself a former fullback turned guard.

When Curly Lambeau arranged for the Packers to board two planes in Chicago and fly to New York for their November 17, 1940, game with the Giants, Green Bay became the first pro football team to use the burgeoning world of airline transpor tation. Ironically, bad weather grounded the flight after a refueling stop in Cleveland, and the team was forced to catch a train for the rest of the journey, but that’s the way the 1940 season went for the team. 44 Nonetheless, the event started a change in the way the league viewed itself.

The prospects for a championship looked dim, but there was hope. John McNally had missed the first two games, staging what was the first contract holdout in team history. After the Bears game, the Packer executive committee told Curly to get McNally under contract. He complied, and with the distraction removed and one of their best players back on the field, the Packers’ turnaround started immediately. Green Bay never lost another game en route to a 10–1–1 season. The Packers won the Western Division comfortably and earned the right to play in their first championship game.

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